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Europe, Noway, Southern Norway, Stavanger Region, Lysenfjord, Kierag, La Vida es Bella

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  • Publication Year: 2006

Lysenfjord, Kierag, La Vida es Bella. Spaniards Edu Marin and Toti Vales, the former reputed to be one of the strongest rock climbers in Spain, climbed a new route on the l,000m-high southwest face of Kierag. After climbing the first 12 pitches of the existing route Hoka Hey, the two Catalans forced an independent line to the top of the wall, with a crux of 8a+. They completed the route, which they named La Vida es Bella, in 22 hours. They used only traditional protection, and it is reported that Marin led the hard pitches onsight.

Lindsay Griffin, Mountain INFO, CLIMB Magazine

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